National Geographic : 2017 Aug
Messiah coMplex 87 VISSARION also known as The Christ of Siberia In an off-the-grid Rus- sian village called Obitel Rassveta (“abode of dawn”), Vissarion sits in the living room of a disciple. Born Sergei Torop, he had a revela- tion around the time the Soviet Union collapsed that he was Jesus Christ reborn. Founder of the Church of the Last Tes- tament, he now has at least 5,000 followers; many of them live with him in several utopian eco-villages in the Si- berian woods. They’ve built their own schools, churches, and society. Vissarion’s proclama- tions have been pub- lished in 16 tomes titled The Last Testament.